In 1982, the famous Tibetan doctor, Dr. Lobsang Dolma, payed a visit of Shri Nathji. She was a lady with great healing powers and a deep knowledge of Tibetan Medicine, who was also the personal physician of the Dalai Lama. Someone had contacted her in her hometown at Dharamsala and she had come to see Shri Nathji at Delhi. Her daughter, DrDolkar had already examined Shri Nathji before the operation and had declared him free of cancer.
Although Shri Nathji was feeling perfectly well by that time, he gave his blessings to the doctor who was overwhelmed to see Shri Nathji, and he said to her:
“You will make me all right! Now that you have come, I will be all right!”
This was Shri Nathji’s method of making everyone happy through his overflowing love and genuine praise for all he met. Rather than tell her that he was all right and had no need for her ministration any longer, he emphasized that she would cure him to give her a sense of fulfillment and happiness.
She went away with a portrait of Shri Nathji in her purse, and His blessings in her heart. Never had she met a being who was so full of love and divine bliss.
Dr. Lobsang Dolma was born in a family who were physicians since three centuries. She Become the first Female Royal Physician of Tibet. She is referred to as the 'Mother of Tibetan Medicine'.Between 1972 and 1978, Dr. Dolma was the Chief Medical Officer to the Dalai Lama and his government in exile at the Tibetan Institute of Medicine and Astrology (TIMA) in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. In fact, she paved the way for future generations of Tibetan women to become physicians.
Dr. Lobsang Dolma was one of the first to provide teachings of Tibetan medicine in the U.S., travelling and teaching during the 1970’s. She wrote many articles which has been compiled in form of a book: Lectures on Tibetan Medicine by Lobsang Dolma Khangkar, published: 1986. Besides medicine, she was also very proficient in Tibetan Astrology.
Tibetan medicine or “Sowa Rigpa” is one of the five major Tibetan sciences. It is a professionally organized health resource based on a highly complex and sophisticated system of medical theory, diagnosis and treatment. It acquired its contemporary form in 7th century Tibet through a synthesis of Ayurvedic, Chinese, Greek/Persian, and indigenous medical knowledge. Today, Tibetan medicine is practiced under different names in Tibet, China, India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Mongolia as well as the Tibetan diaspora all around the world.